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The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Esta es la historia de Arlette de la Serna y Marcel del Río. Un matrimonio que habla de lo que han aprendido en sus viajes por el mundo.

Arlette de la Serna sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her husband, Marcel del Rio. They talked about their travels, the different places they’ve lived, and what they’ve learned along the way. This interview was conducted in Spanish, but for our non-Spanish speaking listeners, a full English translation is available below.

The Life And Legacy Of Architect John Saunders Chase

Aug 1, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. revisits a conversation with the late John Saunders Chase, the first African-American to enroll and graduate at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the first African-American president of The Texas Exes.

Andy St. Martin

This weekend (and this weekend only), artist Andy St. Martin is showing a collection of new works at Prizer Arts & Letters. "The last year or two, I've decided to try and focus on working on paper," St. Martin says. "And I don't have to prepare that so much -- it's almost like making watercolors. You get the paper out [and] if you have the paint, you can go to work."

From Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization:  

Did you know that live music is not only part of Austin's cultural identity, but also an essential economic engine for our city, bringing in billions of dollars through live performances each year? In maintaining this vital identity, it is important for us, as a community, to ensure our musicians are alive and well, and able to keep playing that music we all love.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sisters Tiffany and Tara Lee sat down together in the StoryCorps mobile booth to share some memories of their mother and grandmother, and to talk about their close sibling bond.

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